November 13, 2013

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Romaco Group Completes Takeover of Kilian Tableting GmbH
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The Romaco Group’s formal takeover of Kilian Tableting GmbH was completed on November 13, 2013. At the same time, Jörg Pieper, Gerd Hueffmann, and Jens Carstens were appointed new managing directors of Kilian.

The integration of Kilian Tableting GmbH in the Romaco Group finally became official after the antitrust authorities gave their approval. The firm, residing in Cologne (Germany), will in future operate under the name Kilian Tableting GmbH as a subsidiary of the Romaco Group. As part of the transaction, the day-to-day running of Kilian was transferred to a new management team.

Jörg Pieper was named CEO, with responsibility for operations, administration, and finance. He joined the Romaco Group two years ago and is head of the customer service department.

Gerd Hueffmann has been appointed new managing director with responsibility for new equipment and customer service sales. Prior to arriving at Kilian in September 2013, he gained extensive experience in international sales activities at Fette Compacting and Korsch AG, amongst others.

Jens Carstens will act as managing director responsible for research & development. His long career at Kilian meanwhile began twenty years ago and in his most recent position he was department head of research and development.

The troika at the helm of Kilian Tableting will be actively supported by three other top-level executives. Marcus Behrens as sales director, Stefan Zabka as production manager, and Guido Bourtscheidt as finance manager will round off the new leadership at Kilian Tableting GmbH.

“The successful acquisition of Kilian will allow the Romaco Group to launch into the new fiscal year with an extended portfolio and stronger market presence,” said Paulo Alexandre, CEO of the Romaco Group. “We will be able to offer integrated solutions for manufacturing, processing, and packing pharmaceutical solids, thanks to our purchase of Kilian. We intend to leverage and optimize this potential systematically in the coming years.”

“The Kilian team is ready to scale new heights,” said Jörg Pieper, CEO of Kilian Tableting GmbH. “The international sales network has been reorganized and expanded over the past few months. We’ve defined our development objectives and prepared our market presence right down to the very last detail. Every one of us is highly motivated.”

In the future, Kilian will be directly represented in Germany, Italy, and the U.S. New sales partnerships have been established to develop business in France and Spain. Existing customers worldwide will be notified in due time about the sales reorganization by their respective contacts. For more information, visit

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